The city in the region of nordland has round about 42.000 Inhabitants. Bodø was founded 1804. Between 1860 and 1880 there've been large shoal of fish in the region, so the village developed very fast. Also the Ships from Hirtigruten with it's
passenger and post service have a share on this. In 1940 most parts of Bodø was destroyed by German Airforce so that today not many historical sights survived.